Magical Torture, Pain, and the Unending War

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 12 Review - Don't expect an ending or even a satisfying last ditch battle. This is more a conglomerate of character moments, set up for future plot lines, and random flash backs that just kind of splatter there way across the screen for twenty minutes before we get a narration that more or less tells us the story is no where near finished.

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Bring the Pain; It Won’t Stop These Magical Girls

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 11 Review - They are bringing the fight at the base to a close but that isn't winning the war.

The Battle of the Magical Girls Begins

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 10 Review - The base is invaded and the troops are being overwhelmed. Meanwhile, in the city of Naha, Nozomi and Sayako are being chased about by Disas. It all looks like it is going end very badly.

The Dark Side of the Magical Girl Myth

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 8 and 9 Review - A school field trip and villains making preparations for an attack.

It’s Raining Magical Girls and Deals With Other Worlds

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 7 Review - Asuka is back with the military, or at least the squad that have been trying to recruit her, but it isn't smooth sailing. During their first real mission she freezes mid-battle and it is Kurumi who gets her moving again.

Everybody Loses In A Magical War

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 6 Review - Mia makes her way to Japan but turns out she's not hooking up with Asuka and Kurumi. Instead we see her run her own investigation into the guys turned into cubes. Meanwhile, Asuka's working to find a reason to keep looking forward.

This Is Not How One Puts Together A Solid Plan

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Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 4 Review - Nozomi is pretty much in a horrible situation made worse by bureaucracy that is worried about relationships and power struggles rather than saving her life. This isn't easy to watch and at the end of the day I'm still feeling like the villains really need more motive than what they've been given. Perhaps there's a grand plan but it isn't overly clear yet so this just seems like pain for pain's sake.

And The Award For Creepiest Visuals of the Week Goes To…

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Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka Episode 3 continues to build on the set up with another magical girl breaking up a drug ring and finding a clue that is almost certainly going to lead her to Japan and the girls at school trying to live a peaceful life but finding that isn't as easy as it seems. This one continues to be better than expected and is a title I'm quite enjoying so far this season.